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CBS Sports' Dane Brugler notes that UNLV senior OT Brett Boyko is "still developing at the position."

"Boyko is an interesting player. High School QB/DE in Canada, never played a down on the OL until he got to UNLV. Still developing at the position," Brugler tweeted. The 6-foot-7, 310-pound Boyko has the frame to add on more bulk in an NFL weight room and has the potential to be a late Day 3 pick in the 2015 draft.
Dec 18 - 2:09 PM

Multiple media outlets are reporting that Las Vegas high school coach Tony Sanchez will be named the next UNLV head coach.

If you're going to go the high school route, it's nice to have the coach of the program ranked No. 1 nationally in your backyard. Sanchez, the head coach of Bishop Gorman High School, has a 85-5 record at the school and has won six consecutive Division I state titles. In addition, Sports Illustrated reported Sanchez is connected to the Las Vegas business community and is expected to help the school's fundraising efforts.
Dec 9 - 10:20 PM

UNLV senior WR DeVante Davis accepted an invite to the Senior Bowl.

Davis has only played in eight games this season due to injury, but has recorded a respectable 34 receptions for 599 yards and four touchdowns. He comes with outstanding size (6-foot-3, 209 pounds) and enough wheels to make defenses pay. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reported recently that Davis "has been stamped anywhere from a mid-to-late round prospect by scouts."
Source: Senior Bowl
Dec 2 - 6:50 PM

UNLV senior OT Brett Boyko accepted an invite to the East-West Shrine Game.

The 6-foot-7, 310-pound Boyko has the frame to add far more bulk in an NFL weight room. Last month, Mark Anderson of the Las Vegas Review Journal told NFLDraftGM that Boyko is a "strong NFL prospect." We see a late Day 3 pick.
Nov 26 - 7:52 PM

UNLV senior WR DeVante Davis caught five passes for 51 yards in Saturday's loss to BYU.

Earlier in the week, TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline had praised Davis' for coming back strongly from an early-season wrist injury. The wrist problem cost the receiver five games. Davis caught six passes for 114 yards and a touchdown in his return against Air Force a week ago. Davis wasn't quite as dominant against BYU, but he's a wideout to watch down the stretch. Pauline pegged Davis as a mid-to-late round selection.
Nov 16 - 9:28 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline observed that UNLV senior WR DeVante Davis "has returned with a vengeance" from a wrist injury.

Davis had missed five games in a row with the wrist injury, but came back on Saturday against Air Force to put up 114 yards on six receptions. He also caught a touchdown in the game. Pauline called him a "big-bodied wideout" at 6-foot-3, 210 pounds. The senior "has been stamped anywhere from a mid-to-late round prospect by scouts," according to the analyst.
Nov 10 - 7:58 PM

UNLV senior WR DeVante Davis caught six passes for 114 yards and a touchdown on Saturday.

Davis had missed the previous five games with an injury to his right wrist, but he looked in mid-season form against Air Force. Davis' long catch in the game went for 48 yards and he averaged almost twenty every time he caught the ball. Because the senior missed so many games this season, he's at a disadvantage in terms of scouting for the next level. Back in the summer, CBS Sports' Dane Brugler said that Davis "looks the part" and "sustains speed well." UNLV hasn't had a draft pick since 1995.
Nov 9 - 11:31 PM

UNLV HC Bobby Hauck would not update the status of senior WR DeVante Davis, who is dealing with a right wrist injury.

Davis dressed for the Utah State game but did not play. That means Davis has missed the last four contests, but recorded 268 yards and two touchdowns on 17 receptions in the four games before that.
Oct 30 - 12:06 PM

UNLV senior WR DeVante Davis is listed as questionable for this week's game against San Jose State due to a wrist injury.

Davis only managed one reception for no yards last week before exiting with the injury. Prior to that, Davis caught 16 receptions for 268 yards and two touchdowns. Many will love Davis' size throughout the draft process, but the question is if he uses it in a positive way.
Sep 24 - 10:32 AM

UNLV senior WR DeVante Davis hauled in eight catches for 100 yards in the school's 58-13 loss to Arizona.

Davis hauled in a nice 24 yard deep in, leaving his feet and hands catching the ball without hesitation. The senior followed it up with another contested grab for a 26 yard gain in the third quarter. That is where the receiver wins, so Davis will need to show those skills every week.
Aug 30 - 11:37 AM

Former Washington redshirt senior DE Josh Shirley transferred to UNLV.

This isn't a joke, and don't call him Shirley. The defensive end left the Huskies last month with a desire to play his final season closer to home in southern California. "We think Josh will help us on the defensive line," head coach Bobby Hauck said in quotes distributed by the school. "Our people did a good job getting him admitted to graduate school and getting him out here today. We appreciate everyone’s efforts and I think it shows a good spirit of cooperation on our campus." Shirley, a former four-star UCLA commitment, registered 18 sacks and 25 tackles for loss in three seasons with Washington.
Aug 9 - 5:01 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler compares UNLV senior WR DeVante Davis to former Texas A&M wide receiver Jeff Fuller.

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Davis had 87 catches, 1,290 yards and 14 touchdowns as a junior last year. "Davis has a good chance to be UNLV's first draft pick at wide receiver since 1995," Brugler wrote. "He looks the part with a tall, built body and solid muscle definition, using his size to be a big target and physical route runner. Davis isn't the most natural hands-catcher, but extends well to make grabs away from his body and does a nice job in jump ball situations to finish plays." Davis is a former track stud and state champion in the triple jump. "He can get upright in his stem and doesn't show much elusiveness in his routes to create separation, but he sustains his speed well and picks up steam vertically, reminiscent of former Texas A&M wide receiver Jeff Fuller," Brugler wrote.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 15 - 4:19 PM

Tony Pauline of TFY Draft Insider tells readers to keep an eye on UNLV junior TE Jake Phillips.

"He’s more a traditional player at the position, rather than the oversized receiver teams now want at tight end," Pauline wrote. "Phillips is a solid pass catcher that’s also dominant as a blocker." Phillips is a big, physical player who will be a major factor in the Rebels' offensive plans in 2014. The 6-foot-6, 255-pounder ranked third on the squad with 23 catches and fourth with 232 receiving yards in 2013.
Jul 7 - 3:28 PM

UNLV senior WR DeVante Davis "is very impressive in all areas of the game," writes draft insider Tony Pauline.

"He’s smart, tough and dependable," wrote Pauline. "Davis is a terrific third down receiver and really plays like the go-to guy opponents cannot stop. He plays bigger and faster than his size/speed numbers and I feel he’s underrated in the scouting community." The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Davis is a former state champion in the triple jump who held a track scholarship from Texas A&M coming out of high school.
Jul 5 - 8:31 PM

Redshirt senior DE Josh Shirley has left the Washington football program.

Shirley wants to play his final season closer to home of southern California, according to Adam Jude. While his production has declined each season, Shirley registered 25 tackles for loss in three seasons. Shirley signed with UCLA out of high school but an off field issue (which also involved Paul Richardson) flipped his commitment. He should be eligible to play immediately.
Jul 2 - 12:52 PM


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